Tulum

Sian Ka'an and Muyil Archaeological Site Tour from Tulum

Badge of ExcellenceTulum, Mexico
SIAN KAAN MUYIL
  • 5 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Explore the structures of Muyil, a Maya archaeological site amid the mangroves of Sian Ka'an, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This excursion from Tulum takes you to the former trading post along an interpretive nature trail before a boat ride to Muyil Lagoon. Then enjoy a relaxing float down the shallow canal as you drift past unique vegetation. Learn from your guide about the ecology of the area and the Maya civilization before a picnic lunch.
  • Sian Ka'an and Muyil archaeological site tour from Tulum
  • Ride a boat to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • See El Castillo overlooking the freshwater lagoon of Muyil
  • Float down the Maya-built canal through the mangroves
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch with seasonal fruits
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Tulum (revise confirmation email for pick up time)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Extra Transportation Fees (North of Tulum)
  • $10USD per person extra for pick-ups between Conrad Tulum by Hilton and Puerto Aventuras.
  • $20USD per person extra for pick-ups between Puerto Aventuras and Paradisus Playa del Carmen.
  • $30USD per person extra for pick-ups between Sandos Caracol PDC and Iberostar Gran Paraíso.
  • $40USD per person extra for pick-ups between Playa Maroma (Vidanta) and Cancun Airport Area.
  • $45USD per person extra for pick-ups between Cancun Airport Area and Cancun Downtown.
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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Start time

12:30 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

If you do not find your hotel/apartment in the list, please enter your own pick up location. The exact pick up time will be confirmed to you once you have provided us with the pick up location. Please revise confirmation email from Mexico Kan Tours to know your exact Pick Up Time and not the automatic confirmation as it will depend on your accommodation’s localization. Pick up and Drop off within the immediate Tulum area is included in the price, additional price applies for areas outside of Tulum. Ask us a quote for extra Transportation Fees (North of Tulum).

What To Expect

Zona Arqueologica de Muyil

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Don't Forget to Bring:
  • Towel.
  • Bathing Suit.
  • Comfortable Shoes.
  • Extra T-Shirt.
  • Hat.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Camera.
  • Cash (Most of the local vendors only accept cash).
  • Only if necessary: Bio degradable Sun Screen & Bio Degradable Mosquito Repellent.
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Necessary COVID-19 prevention measures are implemented during the tour (50% capacity, Antibactial gel available and facemasks complusory, sanitization of vehicles and equipment, safe distance between all participants, groups from 2 to 6 people maximum, private tour possible)
  • If you present any of the following symptoms (fever, dry cough, tiredness, headaches, aches and pains), please refrain from joining the tour, contact us as soon as possible and look for medical assistance
  • Forbidden for pregnant travelers
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Kids want to go again!
Sarah_M, Apr 2024
Paloma was an amazing guide. The lazy river was an unforgettable experience! Peaceful, beautiful and refreshing.
Magical day
Laura_D, Apr 2024
Lea our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Took care of everything. Floating in the canals and the walk through the jungle to the ruins was incredible. Great tour. We went with two teen daughters and they loved it as well.
Sian Ka’an Tour, Tulum
Sherri_C, Apr 2024
A-1 experience! My husband and I have went on a number of excursions and this one was our favourite. Leire (I hope a spelled her name correctly) was so knowledgeable, professional and fun. This tour to the Muyil ruins and swimming through the canal is a must! We will definitely have our friends and family do this tour! Thank you for the memorable experience!
Floating down the canal,...
Heather_V, Mar 2024
Floating down the canal, in a small group of six, allowed us to feel very at one with nature and our guide, Lea, did a good job of explaining the importance of the Biosphere Reserve to the local ecology. It was all around a very fun day.
Fun at the Lagoon
Bianca_B, Mar 2024
Fun experience! Luigi was our guide and he was great! Gave a lot of interesting information about the ruins and the lagoon. Floating down the lagoon was so relaxing! The water was so warm it was like floating in bath water. And the boat was waiting for us at the end so we didn’t have to walk back. Would recommend!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
It sounds like you had a fantastic time on the tour with Luigi! We're delighted to hear that he provided interesting information about the ruins and the lagoon, making the experience both educational and enjoyable. Floating down the lagoon sounds incredibly relaxing, especially with warm water like bathwater. It's great to know that the boat was waiting for you at the end, ensuring a smooth and convenient return. Thank you for your recommendation !
So Amazing
Iliana_G, Mar 2024
Loved how the Muyil ruins weren’t crowded. Our tour guide was Niko, and he did a fantastic job. Very informative & knowledgeable. Sian Ka'an was absolutely stunning 🙌🏽🙌🏽
Response from Host, Apr 2024
It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the Muyil ruins and Sian Ka'an! We're glad that Niko provided such an informative and knowledgeable tour, and it's great that you appreciated the lack of crowds at the ruins. Sian Ka'an's beauty is truly breathtaking, and we're thrilled that you had the opportunity to experience it.
Mayan adventure
Steve_S, Mar 2024
Visiting the ruins and floating down the Mayan canals was a real adventure that we will always remember.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
We're thrilled to hear that your visit to the ruins and floating down the Mayan canals was a memorable adventure! Thank you for choosing our tour, and we hope to create more unforgettable experiences for you in the future.
Fantastic Trip
David_A, Mar 2024
We had a FANTASTIC time. The Muyil ruins and surrounding jungle were amazing to explore. The boat ride through the lagoons of Sian Ka'an and float down the river were so much fun. Nico was an excellent guide. He was friendly and very knowledgeable! Great time.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great time exploring the Muyil ruins and the surrounding jungle. Sian Ka'an is truly a magical place, and we're delighted that you enjoyed the boat ride through the lagoons and the relaxing journey down the river. We're also very proud of Nico, and we're glad he made your experience even more special with his friendship and knowledge. Thank you again for choosing to travel with us, and we hope to welcome you again someday!
Excellent in every way! Go with Martin!
Thomas_D, Mar 2024
Martin was fantastic!! Could not have asked for a better guide. He was so knowledgeable and ready with answers to all types of environmental and cultural questions. A fun day adventure (that was also very safe), we saw ruins, had a great lunch (with vegan options), and the natural lazy river was incredible. Martin was a great photographer and shared many pictures with us. A MUST do tour.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic experience with Martin during your tour. He truly goes above and beyond to ensure that our guests have an informative and enjoyable time while exploring the cultural and environmental wonders of the region. We're delighted that you appreciated the diverse experiences on the tour, from exploring ruins to enjoying a delicious lunch with vegan options, and of course, floating down the natural lazy river. It's wonderful to hear that Martin's photography skills added to the memories of your day.
Incredible tour with nature, water and history!
Courtney_C, Mar 2024
Our tour guide Jessica and our driver Carlos were truly fantastic. We had a large group (10) which can be a lot to manage and they were perfect. The best part was floating along the channel. We learned so much from Jessica about the ecosystem and plants/animals as well as the Mayan architecture. We felt very safe the whole time and really enjoyed every second.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to hear that Jessica and Carlos provided you with a fantastic experience during your tour. It's great to know that Jessica's knowledge and enthusiasm enriched your journey, and that you felt safe and well taken care of throughout the trip. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words.
The driver and our guide,...
Mark_P, Mar 2024
The driver and our guide, Cesar were amazing…… Cesar shared his incredible knowledge of the Maya and their rich history.. His ability for engaging storytelling and enthusiasm made for wonderful experience. I highly recommend this tour!!!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing experience with our driver and guide, Cesar. It's wonderful to know that Cesar's deep knowledge of the Maya culture and history, as well as his engaging storytelling and enthusiasm, contributed to making your tour memorable.
Wonderful excursion made better by great guide
Lucy_P, Mar 2024
Elondra was an inspired guide: she gauged our interests perfectly, had a cheerful and competent disposition and timed everything perfectly. The lazy river is the highlight of the tour for us but the visit to the ruins was made interesting by Elondra. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for your fantastic feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a great experience with Alondra as your guide. It's wonderful to know that she was able to tailor the tour to your interests, maintain a cheerful and competent demeanor, and ensure that everything was timed perfectly for your enjoyment. We're delighted that you found the lazy river to be a highlight and that Alondra made the visit to the ruins interesting for you.
Water, lazy river...
Karen_W, Mar 2024
Water, lazy river Martin our guide… Archeological ruins at Muyil The lunch - everything. The day was fantastic!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
It sounds like you had an amazing day exploring Muyil's archaeological ruins and floating down the lazy river! Martin, our guide, always ensures a memorable experience for our guests. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of the tour, including the delicious lunch. Thank you for choosing our tour to Sian Kaan Muyil !
We had a good time on our...
Angela_R, Mar 2024
We had a good time on our toor. Our driver Aurelio picked us up right on time and our guide Alonso was a really clear communicator. He answered all our questions about Mexico, the Ruins, and the biosphere. He made sure to share all the details about the timing/logistics (when to apply sunscreen, when to leave our stuff in the van, etc). Floating down the lazy river -- we were the only group and it was wonderful to have such a small and intimate experience on our trip. We ran into our guide Alonso at Chichen Itza a couple days later and he remembered us and checked in to see how we were doing. Wonderful vibes all around!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you had a good time on our tour. It's fantastic to know that Aurelio and Alonso provided excellent service, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey for you. We're glad Alonso could answer all your questions and provide helpful details throughout the tour. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the intimate experience of floating down the lazy river, and we're thrilled that Alonso's wonderful vibes made your trip memorable. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back for another adventure in the future!
Terrible organization for a rushed experience
Francesco_C, Mar 2024
The tour should have been split in: 1h archeological site, 1h lunch, 3h in the reserve. We were picked up with 1h delay, at 1 pm. We started with the lunch that ended at 3:30 pm, the tour ended at 6 pm… make the math… very bad organization. Wasted a full day for a rushed experience. Do not recommend it.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Hi Francesco, We are very sorry for the delay that happened on the day of the tour due to an out of our control situation and we are sorry this delay led to rush your experience. Customer satisfaction is very important for us and this is why we offered a compensation right after the end of the tour. We are sorry it did not reach your expectations. Best.
Amazing experience
Stephanie_B, Feb 2024
Fantastic experience. Muyil archaeological site was very interesting. Food break was delicious and the 'lazy river' in sian ka'an was so peaceful and fun. Luis the guide and Adan the driver were fantastic all day.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
It sounds like you had an incredible day exploring the Muyil archaeological site and floating down the lazy river in Sian Ka'an! Having a knowledgeable guide like Luis and a skilled driver like Adan can truly enhance the experience. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback!
Floating in Space
Julienne_D, Feb 2024
It is like walking on the moon or floating in Space. We had so much fun! Also the archaeological part about the temple in the jungle was very nice. Food was also very good.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
It sounds like you had an amazing experience! I'm glad to hear that you had a lot of fun and also enjoyed the food. Best,
Great tour!
Andrea_C, Feb 2024
We had a great time on this tour with Miguel as our guide. He and his driver Moses picked us up early and took our group to the Muyil ruins first, which were beautiful! Miguel had a lot of interesting knowledge to share about the area's history and culture. The lunch we had was very nice, and the walk through the Sian Ka'an nature reserve was lovely even though we didn't see any wildlife. We had fun riding in the boat out in the lagoon, and it was also fantastic floating along the river in the lagoon. We floated quite a distance which gave us a lot of time to enjoy it. This was a well organized and excellent tour, well worth doing.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
It sounds like you had a wonderful experience on the tour with Miguel and Moses. Exploring the Muyil ruins and learning about the area's history and culture must have been fascinating. Despite not seeing much wildlife during the walk through the Sian Ka'an nature reserve, it's great to hear that you enjoyed the boat ride on the lagoon and the relaxing float along the river. It sounds like the tour was well-organized and provided a memorable experience overall. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback!
I would recommend to...
Anna_P, Feb 2024
I would recommend to everybody staying in Tulum area to see this biosphere reserve. The lazy river float was great.
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you for your recommendation! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the biosphere reserve and the lazy river float. It's indeed a fantastic experience to explore the natural beauty of the area. If you ever find yourself back in Tulum or the surrounding area, we'd be delighted to welcome you back!
Unique and spectacular
Ashley_W, Feb 2024
This tour was so unique and fabulous! It was really interesting seeing how the Muyil Archaeological site differed from Tulum and Chichen Itza, especially with it being an active restoration site. So much of the space was under trees and shadowed, compared to other sites being fully in the sun. Then when we got to Sian Ka'an and floating in the lazy river through the mangroves, it was an experience I've never had before! We took a boat out to the mangroves and sat in life vests that were strapped upside down so they created floating diapers and peacefully drifted down the river. I had one of those waterproof phone cases, but if you wanted to keep anything in the boat you could. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Mar 2024
Thank you Ashley for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the uniqueness of the tour, especially the contrast between the Muyil Archaeological site and other more well-known sites like Tulum and Chichen Itza. Floating down the lazy river through the mangroves in Sian Ka'an sounds like a truly unforgettable experience! We're thrilled that you had the chance to relax and take in the peaceful surroundings while drifting along the river. Thank you for recommending the tour !
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